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Editor's Pick (T20): NEW ZEALAND - ENGLAND

New Zealand lost to Australia in the previous match. England was the most relieved. They still have a chance of making it to the finals on 21st Feb. With a run rate of -1.406, their run rate is not too far away from NZ’s -1.1640.

NZ should have won the previous match and saved them a world of pain over this one. If they are out of the tournament they will have only themselves to blame. Australia blew past everyone else to the finals leaving the other teams in the dust with four straight wins. England needs to not only win, but win significantly to get a better run rate. T
Don’t these run rate based victories add a lot of fun to the plot?
For us anyway. We only need to worry about our Fantain Fantasy lineup.
NZ has one advantage. It is home ground for them. They better buckle up and get ready for the ride.

And look who's back. Ben Stokes. His return is pretty invaluable considering the position that England is in. He is being welcomed with open arms by most. England’s bowling takes an extra hit with Liam Plunkett’s injury. There is a lot to play for by both teams. Everyone has the upcoming world cup in their plan.

NZ is more than likely to stick to the same lineup. England’s Tom Curran might come in. Point to be noted - New Zealand has a commanding record at Seddon Park having won six of the seven T20Is. Their only loss was against South Africa six years ago.

Probable New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Probable England XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

Key Players
Batsmen
Kane Williamson
Martin Guptill
Dawid Malan
Alex Hales
David Willey

Bowlers
Trent Boult
Mitchell Santner
Tim Southee
Adil Rashid

What do you think?
Indu


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